American College of Rheumatology Honors LRI Coalition Member Kathleen Arntsen

An article in the February issue of The Rheumatologist, an official publication of the American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals reported on the recognition given to LRI Coalition member Kathleen Arntsen. President of the Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, Inc. and lupus patient, Kathleen was one of a select group of distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to rheumatology research, education, and patient care. Kathleen was nominated for this well-deserved honor by Margaret Dowd, LRI President and CEO.

Kathleen spoke eloquently about her commitment to The Rheumatologist reporters, commenting, “We can’t just focus on a cure, we must also teach people to live with their disease and manage it,” she says. “I think it is also very important for every American to understand they have a voice and they can’t just sit there and debate whether they should participate. I always tell people to turn your outrage into action, and turn your emotion into motion.”